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‘A Treatise on Customary law of Nagas’ released

‘A Treatise on Customary law of Nagas’ released
Nagaland governor, R N Ravi and others at the launching programme.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/19/2019 11:11:30 AM IST

A book authored by Dr. Moatoshi Ao “A Treatise on Customary and Fundamental Laws of the Nagas in Nagaland” was released at North East Centre (NEC), New Delhi on September 18. 

The book was published by Notion Press at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

The book is an in-depth study of practiced legal pluralism in the State of Nagaland. It begins with a legal investigation on the history of the Naga customary law and its Constitutional recognition. 

It also delves into the Naga customary administrative and judicial authorities and the legitimacy of its actions in the eye of statutory laws. 

Speaking at the launching programme, Nagaland governor, R.N. Ravi gave a brief account on the constitution of the NEC Delhi. 

He also emphasized on the uniqueness of the customary law in Nagaland that has Constitutional recognition. 

The event was also graced by Prof. Yogesh K Tyagi, Vice Chancellor of Delhi University and Vikramjit Banerjee, Additional Solicitor General of India as guest of honour. Prof. Tyagi, who also addressed the gathering stressed on the importance of customary law and called for documentation of customary law. Banerjee, who also served as Advocate General of Nagaland, said that the book was one of its first kinds that focused on the legal aspect of the Naga customary law.

The event concluded with vote of thanks by Ravindra Lokhande, Additional Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh. 

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